Marcellin College (617 Mount Albert Road) - Crossing Upgrade

Consultation has concluded

About the project

Everyone across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland should be able to get to where they need to and back home safely. This includes people in cars, on bikes, on foot, on scooters, or on mobility devices.

The crossing outside of Marcellin College at 617 Mount Albert Road is a high-risk area. There were five recorded crashes in this area between 2017 and 2022, including one serious crash. The impact of these injuries on friends, Whānau and the wider community is immeasurable.

Our investigation found that vehicles are approaching the crossing at speeds above the speed limit. In addition, we found that during school pick-up and drop-off time, cars that are waiting for a gap in the traffic will often queue in the traffic lane, leading to congestion and blocking the pedestrian crossing.


What we are proposing

We're proposing to raise the pedestrian crossing outside Marcellin College. These changes include:

  • Raising the pedestrian crossing.
  • Widening the footpath on either side of the crossing.
  • Advance stop boxes on the road.
  • Extending the median island.

The pedestrian crossing will remain signalised, and in the same location.



Benefits and impacts

These changes would improve safety by:

  • Providing more space on the footpath for pedestrians waiting to cross the road.
  • Ensuring the pedestrian crossing remains clear of queueing traffic and reducing congestion.
  • Encouraging motorists to travel at safer speeds when approaching this crossing, increasing the rate of survival in the event of an accident.
  • Providing a safe place for cyclists to stop and wait at the lights.

We understand that this proposal will impact the way that vehicles enter the Marcellin College carpark. Auckland Transport has been in touch with Marcellin College and will work together to make this area safer for everyone.


How you can have your say 

Feedback closed on 19th November 2023.

If you want to receive updates for this project, including the consultation outcome, please click subscribe.

About the project

Everyone across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland should be able to get to where they need to and back home safely. This includes people in cars, on bikes, on foot, on scooters, or on mobility devices.

The crossing outside of Marcellin College at 617 Mount Albert Road is a high-risk area. There were five recorded crashes in this area between 2017 and 2022, including one serious crash. The impact of these injuries on friends, Whānau and the wider community is immeasurable.

Our investigation found that vehicles are approaching the crossing at speeds above the speed limit. In addition, we found that during school pick-up and drop-off time, cars that are waiting for a gap in the traffic will often queue in the traffic lane, leading to congestion and blocking the pedestrian crossing.


What we are proposing

We're proposing to raise the pedestrian crossing outside Marcellin College. These changes include:

  • Raising the pedestrian crossing.
  • Widening the footpath on either side of the crossing.
  • Advance stop boxes on the road.
  • Extending the median island.

The pedestrian crossing will remain signalised, and in the same location.



Benefits and impacts

These changes would improve safety by:

  • Providing more space on the footpath for pedestrians waiting to cross the road.
  • Ensuring the pedestrian crossing remains clear of queueing traffic and reducing congestion.
  • Encouraging motorists to travel at safer speeds when approaching this crossing, increasing the rate of survival in the event of an accident.
  • Providing a safe place for cyclists to stop and wait at the lights.

We understand that this proposal will impact the way that vehicles enter the Marcellin College carpark. Auckland Transport has been in touch with Marcellin College and will work together to make this area safer for everyone.


How you can have your say 

Feedback closed on 19th November 2023.

If you want to receive updates for this project, including the consultation outcome, please click subscribe.